Welcome to BASCAP

Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)

  • BASCAP member company spotlight - Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever discusses private sector views at the IP London Enforcement Summit BASCAP member company spotlight - Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever discusses private sector views at the IP London Enforcement Summit
  • IP recommendations - ICC BASCAP launches new report on the value of intellectual property in Ukraine IP recommendations - ICC BASCAP launches new report on the value of intellectual property in Ukraine
  • IP events - Alexandra Iliopoulou of BASCAP addresses issues associated with proceeds of crime at WCO Knowledge Academy IP events - Alexandra Iliopoulou of BASCAP addresses issues associated with proceeds of crime at WCO Knowledge Academy
  • Public Awareness - Fakes Cost More, I Buy Real is an international consumer awareness campaign Public Awareness - Fakes Cost More, I Buy Real is an international consumer awareness campaign
  • Intergovernmental agenda - BASCAP Director Jeff Hardy presents IP recommendations to Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev Intergovernmental agenda - BASCAP Director Jeff Hardy presents IP recommendations to Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev

Counterfeiting and piracy undermine economic development

The massive infiltration of counterfeit and pirated goods drains $1 trillion from the global economy and robs over 2.5 million jobs. Unsafe and ineffective products now pose a risk to millions of consumers, while governments, businesses and society are being robbed of hundreds of billions in tax revenues, income and jobs.

A disorder of this magnitude undermines economic development, a sound market economy system and open international trade and investment. No legitimate business or country is immune to the impact of counterfeiting and piracy, and no single actor can successfully fight this battle alone, which is why ICC created the Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP).

Promoting and Protecting Intellectually Property in Ukraine

Value of IP in Ukraine

ICC BASCAP launches a new report in Kiev on 25 June 2014, which outlines the value of intellectual property in Ukraine and provides comprehensive policy and legislative recommendations to advance the Ukrainian IP rights protection and enforcement regime.

Access Ukraine IP report and recommendations

Featured Event: London IP Summit, 11-12 June

London IP Summit

The First International IP Enforcement Summit brought together key European and international decision makers, enforcement agencies, multinational companies and other stakeholders to discuss the growing impact of intellectual property right infringements and the challenges facing enforcement and society.

ICC BASCAP had strong representation at the Summit with Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever; BASCAP Director Jeff Hardy; and Zeeger Vink of Lacoste.

BASCAP at the International IP Enforcement Summit

Join the fight

BASCAP membership strengthens your company's internal capability to deal with counterfeiting and piracy of your brands. Membership opens access to a group composed of like-minded multinational companies. Membership to the group gives you the ability to drive the BASCAP agenda to focus only on the most important issues in counterfeiting and piracy and to act at the highest levels.

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Proceeds of crime

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and ICC Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) released a new report in 2013 advocating the... Read more

Alexandra Iliopoulou of BASCAP at the WCO Knowledge Academy

Excise Tax and Illicit Trade Workshop at WCO Knowledge Academy for Customs and Trade

BASCAP points out the dangers of counterfeiting and piracy and presents ways to address these problems at the WCO Knowledge Academy for Customs and Trade on 3 July 2014 in Brussels. Read more

BASCAP Project Tracy Faustin at the ACF conference in South Africa

BASCAP attends South African conference to fight counterfeits

3 April 2014 - As part of its country work on the African continent, BASCAP participated in the pan-African Anti-Counterfeiting (ACF) Africa Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference... Read more

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I buy real

"Fakes Cost More, I Buy Real" is a global awareness campaign that helps consumers understand the real health and safety risks associated with counterfeit goods. The campaign offers ways for consumers... Read more